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June, 2014

  • 2 June

    Michael Benjamin Chance Smith

    Michael Benjamin Chance Smith, age 17, of Jacksonville, Florida, formally of Mena, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 in a vehicle accident in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born Saturday, December 7, 1996 to Michael David and Amanda Gale Newton Smith in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Michael attended Mena High School for several years, but always wanted to have a job and go to work. He ...

  • 2 June

    Billy Frank Grant, Sr.

    Billy Frank Grant, Sr., age 67, of DeQueen, Arkansas formerly of Cove passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at his home. He was born November 17, 1946 in Matador, Texas to Thomas C. Grant II and Dorothy Lee Roberts Grant. Billy was retired from Pilgrim Pride Chicken Processing Plant after 25 years, where he ran the feather room. He loved hunting, ...

May, 2014

  • 27 May

    Robert “Bob” Carver

    Mr. Robert “Bob” Carver, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home. He was born March 28, 1936 in Mena, Arkansas, to Richard A. Carver and Frances Finks Carver. Bob carried many titles in life, including Teacher and Coach, but most knew him for his dealership, the owner and operator of Bob Carver Cars ...

  • 27 May

    Wilma Carlene Liles

    Wilma Carlene Liles, age 71, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born January 7, 1943 in Brushy Ridge, Oklahoma to the late Carl Elmer Whisenhunt and Myrtle Jane Smith Whisenhunt. Wilma was married to the late Thomas R. Liles and was a loving homemaker. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin ...

  • 27 May

    Chris Ray Jones

    Mr. Chris Ray Jones, age 43, of Mena, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home. Chris was born February 8, 1971 in Mena, Arkansas to Jimmie Jones and Belinda Payne Jones. He was united in marriage to Leslie Hensley on January 2, 1994. He was owner and operator along with his wife of Five “J” Electric. Chris was a FFA ...

  • 27 May

    Craig Crane

    Our friend, Craig Crane, was born August 14, 1969, to Gene and Marcy Crane.  He passed away after a valiant fight against cancer on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 44. It would take volumes of paper to fully describe exactly who Craig was, or the type of person he was; however there are some things we can ...

  • 23 May

    John David (“Jack”) Ogger

    John David (“Jack”) Ogger, resident of Mena, AR, passed away on May 19 at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock at age 81. Born in Union, NJ, he was preceded in death by his parents Harold Hubert Ogger and Ruth Naomi Ogger and his older brothers Harold Richard Ogger and Robert Ogger. He is survived by his children Sara ...

  • 21 May

    Lois “LaVerne” Fast

    Mrs. Lois “LaVerne” Fast, age 74 of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospice in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born November 27, 1939 in Oil City, Louisiana. In her earlier years, LaVerne enjoyed traveling the United States with her husband on their Goldwing motorcycle. After settling down, she enjoyed trying new foods, crafting, shopping, ...

  • 19 May

    Peggy Jane Holder

    Peggy Jane Holder, age 81, of Mena, went to be the Lord Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Sunday, April 30, 1933, to Elbert Dennis Foley and Mary Evelyn Benson Foley in Antlers, Oklahoma. Peggy lived her life to the fullest and always had a quick-witted sense of humor. She enjoyed living life ...

  • 19 May

    Roger Samuel Kropf

    Roger Samuel Kropf, beloved husband of Mary Beth (Hostetler) Kropf, was born February 5, 1966, to Eugene and Luella Kropf at Springfield, MO. God called Roger home on May 9, 2014, at the age of 48 years, 3 months, and 4 days, following a farm accident. He was working by himself, planting corn at a rented farm about 28 miles ...